NOTICE OF PROPOSED WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PERMIT
FOR TRAVEL PLAZA TRANSPORTATION, LLC
NPDES PERMIT NO. HI S000571
DOCKET NO. HI S000571
February 14, 2019
The State Department of Health (DOH) tentatively proposes to issue a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit to discharge storm water associated with industrial activity from the Travel Plaza Transportation, LLC (TPT) facility, to receiving State waters, subject to special conditions to:
TRAVEL PLAZA TRANSPORTATION, LLC
818 PINE STREET
HONOLULU, HAWAII 96817
The proposed permit for the new discharge will expire five (5) years from the date of issuance.
The facility is located at 818 Pine Street, Island of Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii,
TMK (1) 1-5-009:013, 014 and 016. Travel Plaza Transportation, LLC is classified by the Standard Industrial Classification code 4141 – Local Bus Service. The facility covers an area of approximately 50,055 square feet in total. The majority of the property is impervious, consisting of concrete pavement.
The TPT facility consists of a multistory building and three warehouses that accommodate offices, employee parking, a material storage area, a parts storage warehouse, maintenance shop, and paint booth. In addition, TPT utilizes exposed areas on the southern portion of the property for a fueling station, wash rack and security guard shack. The paved areas on the western portion of the property are covered and utilized for motor coach and vehicle parking. A small portion of the covered parking area is used by a third-party contractor for trolley washing. TPT requests to discharge storm water runoff from the proposed facility. Best Management Practices for storm water runoff and non-storm water sources will be implemented to minimize the discharge of pollutants from entering receiving State waters.
The receiving waters, Nuuanu Stream, is classified by the DOH as Class 2, Inland Waters. Under Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR), Section 11 54-4, the objective of Class 2 waters is to protect their use for recreational purposes, the support and propagation of aquatic life, agricultural and industrial water supplies, shipping, and navigation. The uses to be protected in this class of waters are all uses compatible with the protection and propagation of fish, shellfish, and wildlife, and with recreation in and on these waters. These waters shall not act as receiving waters for any discharge which has not received the best degree of treatment or control compatible with the criteria established for this class.
Persons wishing to comment upon or object to the proposed NPDES permit or to request a public hearing, should submit their comments or requests in writing no later than 30 calendar days after the date of this notice, either through E-mail at email@example.com or by mail at 2827 Waimano Home Road,
Room 225, Pearl City, Hawaii 96782.
Copies of the proposed public notice permit and other information are available for public inspection, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) from 7:45 a.m. until 4:15 p.m., at the DOH Clean Water Branch office located at 2827 Waimano Home Road, Room 225, Pearl City, Hawaii 96782. Copies may be bought. The public notice permit and rationale are also available on the internet at: http://health.hawaii.gov/cwb/site-map/home/public-notices-and-updates and on the WPC Viewer located at: http://eha-web.doh.hawaii.gov/wpc-viewer. For more information or if you have special needs due to disability that will aid you in inspecting and/or commenting on the public notice permit and related information, please contact Mr. Darryl Lum, Supervisor of the Engineering Section, Clean Water Branch, at the above address or (808) 586-4309 (Voice) at least seven (7) calendar days before the comment deadline. For those who use a TTY/TDD, please call through Sprint Relay Hawaii, at 1 711 or 1-877-447-5991
All written comments and requests received on time will be considered. If DOH determines that there is significant public interest, a public hearing may be held after at least 30 calendar days of public notice.
If DOH’s position is substantially unchanged after considering all timely written comments and all oral comments at any public hearing that may be held, then the DOH will issue the NPDES permit and this action will be final.
Please notify anyone you know who would be interested in this matter.
BRUCE S. ANDERSON, Ph.D.
Director of Health